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Towards a stronger Hanbury community

MANDEVILLE, Manchester— Until recently it took Carlton Cochrane two days to cut the grass at the Hanbury Community sports field, using an old-fashioned lawn mower. Read More

Municipal corporation addresses Manchester drainage
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — For years, business operators, motorists and pedestrians have been inconvenienced whenever there is a downpour of rain on Villa Road in Mandeville, due to flooding caused by inadequate drainage.... Read More

It's action time, says new St Elizabeth police chief
BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Insisting she is about “action”, not “pretty talk”, new head of the St Elizabeth police, Deputy Superintendent Narda Simms has pledged to mix good communication, partnerships, and sound tactics in the drive to maintain law and...... Read More

Business operators in Treasure Beach hoping for better days
TREASURE BEACH, St Elizabeth – Bartender Saphia Silva thought long and hard when asked how business had been going since bars reopened on May 19, following a lockdown in March caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

COVID-19-stranded Canadians look forward to going home

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large, South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 8 2020    

TREASURE BEACH, St Elizabeth — When the Canadian husband and wife pair of Tom and Susan Little arrived here back in March, they had a flight booked to return to Toronto on May 15. Read More

VIDEO: Mandeville schools ready for partial resumption of classes

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 7 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — School administrators at four secondary institutions in this south-central town say they are ready to facilitate the partial resumption of classes starting tomorrow for students preparing to sit secondary level exit examinations in... Read More

Tranquility Bay to be reopened as police facility

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau | Sunday, June, 7 2020    

TREASURE BEACH, St Elizabeth – Just under a decade since the Tranquility Bay facility at Old Wharf in this secluded south coast village was used for a short time as a police training academy, police recruits are to return there. Read More

Manchester's Heartease in pain

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 7 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester – The murder of 36-year-old Shanalee Bailey on Thursday, allegedly by the father of four of her five children in Heartease, close to Mandeville, has yet again focused attention on the high rate of domestic violence in this south-central... Read More

St Elizabeth aerodrome, airstrip to get attention

Friday, June, 5 2020    

MINISTER of Transport and Mining Robert Montague says airport development projects will this year be undertaken by the Government as part of an initiative to improve and expand Jamaica's aviation industry. Read More

Mitchell Town Primary gets multimillion-dollar upgrade from New Fortress Energy

Monday, June, 1 2020    

While Jamaica continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in all schools being closed, New Fortress Energy (NFE), founded by American businessman and philanthropist Wes Edens, funded a robust school refurbishment project in Clarendon that will touch the hearts and... Read More

St Elizabeth teen braces for surgery

BY ROSALEE WOOD Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 25 2020    

TREASURE BEACH, St Elizabeth — The family of 16-year-old Hampton School student Nittia Deleon is to know on Wednesday when a surgery to remove a fast-growing tumour in her jaw will be done. Read More

Farmers use technology to boost sales

Monday, May, 25 2020    

SCORES of farmers in Clarendon have been using locally developed technology platform Revofarm to boost their produce sales, while strengthening their climate-smart agriculture practices. Read More

Young people form NGO to inspire other youth

Monday, May, 25 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Aspirar JA, a non-governmental organisation based in Manchester, says since it was formed in January, 300 primary and secondary school students have benefited from its mentorship programme. Read More

Business owners urged to adjust to survive

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 25 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Kenisha Dwyer-Powell and her predecessor Garfield Green have added their voices to those urging entrepreneurs to find new ways of operating in order for businesses to survive the COVID-19... Read More

Good COVID-19 news for St Elizabeth

Tuesday, May, 19 2020    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Health officials brought good news to the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation's monthly meeting here last Thursday. Read More



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